Ohio University debuts new online master's degree programsOhio University recently announced the launch of two new online master’s degree programs in coaching education and athletic administration.

The online master’s degree in coaching education will offer courses in technical proficiency, tactical knowledge and leadership skills, which are designed for individuals who are already in the profession. Topics of study will include ethics, psychology, conditioning, nutrition and care prevention.

The master’s degree in athletic administration is designed to prepare students for the national certification exam required to become fully accredited in the field. Furthermore, the program is tailored toward athletic professionals who are seeking the credentials to become athletic directors and administrators from the primary school to college levels. Courses will address issues in law, facility management, ethics, leadership and case studies.

The school has also unveiled its new website for prospective students, which will include program-specific news, college details, resources, advisor and faculty contacts and course offerings.

According a 2008 study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 37,000 new job opportunities in athletic administration are expected to be available by 2018.

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